About Us

How It All Began

In September 2014, we embarked on a journey with the idea of becoming the #1 website providing the “local scoop” on where to eat, drink & play in mountain towns throughout North America. Don’t worry… we don’t expose the “secret stashes” on the mountains but rather highlight fun activities, events & cool spots locals hang at after a day of adventure.

We Aren’t Just A Website

Our goal at Local Freshies® is simple. We want to help and do our part to make sure local businesses in mountain towns throughout North America are alive and well into the future. We do this by bringing the professionalism you’d get with a large marketing firm but with personal passion. From photography to editorials specific to you, we’re ready to make your business shine.

Check out our “Work with Us” segment to learn more about the services we provide.

Who Is Local Freshies®?

Local Freshies® is a mountain town-based crew that loves snow & just about any other outdoor activity we can think of. The mountains and the funky local communities that exist around every ski area are the heartbeats that keep us pushing forward. We want to give everyone that visits the mountains an opportunity to experience what locals get to cherish every day while helping promote the local spots to eat, drink and enjoy in these towns.

Hi there! I’m Jaime Pirozzi, the “Other Half” that keeps it all rollin’

From the East coast to the West coast, my heart has always lived in the mountains. For most of my professional life, I chased the corporate ladder, traveling the world & living in big cities. I thought I had it all until I met the serenity of Mother Nature. The sense of community found in mountain towns is so strong & pure. I’ve never experienced it anywhere else. Alex and I are so lucky to follow our passions together. I’m energized by the mountains, exploring new places and building relationships with the amazing people that fill every mountain town we visit. Communities built by people that love being there, put their blood, sweat & tears into making it work & spend as much time outdoors as possible… those are my people! My passion to keep these mountain towns alive and well while living the life I love is the best life I could ever imagine.

Whitefish Glacier National Park Local Freshies Crew

Hey! I’m Alex Silgalis, Your ‘Freestyle’ Journalist

Born and raised as a flat lander in Chicagoland, the love of snow over-reached my love for the city of Chicago. I would spend my summers as a teenager working to save up for a season pass to a “local” hill along with trips out West and beyond whenever I could possibly go. Years later, I got the opportunity to ride lots of mountains & follow the snow where ever it was falling. In my travels, I’ve found that no matter how big the vertical or small the town, every destination offers up something unique. My personal goal is to keep these places unique & thriving by communicating all the great things these towns have to offer.